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Make CIC Commercial fit out

Make CIC Commercial fit out

Client: Make CIC
Location: Birkenhead
Project: Make Hamilton II
Value: £600k
Project Manager: Phil Bowers


Make CIC is a community interest company that aims to enrich communities through creativity, art, and culture.

Due to their ongoing success and the importance of the work they are doing to bring culture back into the town itself, they are undertaking a major expansion in partnership with Kimpton. It will see them move from their office space, close to Hamilton Square, to a new location on Argyle Street and begin the refurbishment of a four storey building to become their new home.

The Project

The collaboration with Kimpton will see the full renovation of their new building on Argyle Street in Birkenhead, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing revitalisation of the area.

The extensive renovation project, delivered by Kimpton’s Turnkey Commercial fit out team involves a comprehensive strip-out and the installation of new heating, electrics, plumbing, and builders work to completely refurbish the building to create a café, conference and workshop space as well as studios and artist spaces.

The project is being delivered with a focus on sustainability with many of the materials and furniture donated by Kimpton’s partners and as much of the work carried out by local suppliers as possible. The new space will be a beautiful and functional hub for creativity and community engagement.

Liam Kelly, CEO of Make CIC said: “Make have taken on an ambitious project and needed to find a partner who understood the challenges but shared the same goals of sustainability and impact. Kimpton have supported Make with other bits in Liverpool and Knowsley, so it felt like a natural partnership to deliver the dream!

“We’re looking to complete phase 1 with Kimpton this summer, which will see the ground floor cafe and education spaces open, with studios and art spaces on the first and second floors. Then we will set about raising more funds to complete the second phase, which includes the top floor studios, basement studios with making space, and the key areas of impact with an eco-education room and growing space on the roof.”

The Argyle Street site will become a central venue for independent makers and small business owners when phase one of the building is complete and it opens later this summer. It will provide a vibrant and supportive environment where creativity can flourish.

This development is a key part of the wider regeneration efforts in Birkenhead, aiming to boost local culture and economy by fostering a thriving community of creatives and entrepreneurs.

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